eEnergy Group is pleased to confirm, further to the announcement of 11 December 2020, the appointment of Robert van Leeuwen as Chief Operating Officer. In this new role, he will report to Group CEO, Harvey Sinclair.
As part of his role, van Leeuwen will oversee the integration of the Beond Group, which was acquired by eEnergy on 15 December 2020. Beond is a UK-based renewable energy consulting and procurement business, whose services aim to reduce clients’ costs and tackle climate change. Van Leeuwen will work closely with the Beond management team and oversee initiatives to accelerate growth, including enhancing the customer value proposition, growing revenues from existing customers and unlocking operational synergies and target stretch performance in lead generation and sales conversions.
Van Leeuwen brings considerable experience to the role. He was the COO for Pan-European Energy Consultancy, EnergyQuote JHA. He led the businesses operations and technology development, helping expand client services into 22 countries. Acquired by Accenture in 2015, he led the operational and technology integrations, while developing the global services and technology platform for a further five years. Before working in energy, Van Leeuwen was the Group Operations Manager for a Pan-African logistics and commodities business.
Commenting on the appointment, Harvey Sinclair, CEO, eEnergy says: “Since we admitted to trading on AIM in January, we have been focused on developing eEnergy into a broader energy services company. We have made significant headway, including making two acquisitions. With our exciting plans to capture the considerable opportunities we see in the energy efficiency market we are delighted to add someone of Rob’s calibre and experience to the team. He is well-known within the UK and global energy markets. Rob has spent his career helping businesses to grow using his expertise, understanding of operational process, and strong technology capability. I look forward to working closely with him as we work to deliver the Group’s ambitious strategy.”
Rob van Leeuwen adds: “I am delighted to be joining the eEnergy Team at this exciting point in the Group’s development, following the acquisition of Beond. I am looking forward to working with Harvey and the rest of the team to deliver a sustainable future for our clients”.